Hannah Rosner is a writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. The daughter of a nuclear engineer and a journalist, Hannah Rosner grew up on a steady diet of unhealthy 90’s food such as Gushers and Fruit Roll-Ups. She also watched a lot of TV and movies. In 1996, Hannah lost her favorite X-Files hat, but luckily she never lost her love of science fiction. This inherent passion for genre stories earned her an internship with esteemed screenwriter Zak Penn’s company, where she was explicitly told she was too green to work as an assistant, then proceeded to work her way up to Vice President. Hannah has been fortunate enough to collaborate with Zak on dozens of cool projects, including his Syfy series ALPHAS; a new film in the MATRIX universe; and most recently, an event series produced by Amblin Television. One of Hannah’s childhood dreams came true when she worked as the Script Coordinator on the set of Steven Spielberg’s READY PLAYER ONE – Steven’s personal thank-you on the last day of production (with a two-handed handshake!) will forever be an epic milestone in Hannah’s career.
Hannah wrote and self-published her first novel, The Ambulance Club, at age 15. While earning her Film & Video degree from Columbia College Chicago, Hannah worked as a lifeguard by day, and by night she played bass in a punk rock band that operated illegal shows out of their basement. When the band’s singer broke his T9 vertebrae after drinking a six-pack of malt liquor and falling off a roof, their summer tour was abruptly cancelled, and Hannah decided it was time to move to the land of green juice and yoga pants. Hannah has written and directed ten short films (one of which, GYM BUDDIES, was recently featured at LA’s Funny Women Festival) and numerous music videos. A chance encounter with Bill Murray and one too many free Irish car bombs at Sundance provided the inspiration for Hannah’s feature directorial debut, PARK CITY, currently available on iTunes. (Sadly, Bill Murray could not be reached for a cameo in the movie.) Her latest feature script placed in the second round at the Austin Film Festival screenplay competition and in the top ten percent of the Nicholl Fellowship. When she’s not working on her own TV pilots, series bibles, or feature screenplays, Hannah does freelance book adaptations and script rewrites for Voyage Media. She has adapted two book series: a supernatural drama for TV and a grounded superhero thriller for film. Among Hannah’s hobbies are very basic LA activities such as yoga, hiking, concerts, and drinking overpriced coffee. Hannah is represented by Housefire Management.